• Angels starter Jason Vargas underwent successful surgery to repair a blood clot in his left armpit area on Wednesday morning. He'll be shut down from throwing and taking blood thinners for two weeks, then will start building back arm strength in hopes of returning by mid to late July.
• Second baseman Howie Kendrick, posting a .321/.364/.466 slash line this season, got his first day off on Wednesday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia chose Wednesday night to get him off his feet, because the Angels play again on Thursday afternoon and Kendrick fouled a ball off his foot the previous game.
• Peter Bourjos was hopeful of returning to the lineup on Wednesday, but was given an extra day for the swelling on his left thumb to heal. Scioscia expects him to start in center field on Thursday.
• Omar Vizquel, who joined the Angels as a roving infield instructor, will manage at Double-A Arkansas over the next four days while the regular skipper, Tim Bogar, takes some time off. This is usually around the time Minor League managers take a little break. Vizquel's goal is to eventually manage in the big leagues.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.